Although we are seeing the tail end of many of the claims which arose from the Global Financial Crisis, the sophisticated plaintiff’s bar and ever-developing class action landscape means that companies and their officers will...more
That is, on receiving the personal information from a third party, you must contact each individual whose personal information you have now “collected” and notify them of the mandatory matters specified in the APPs, if such...more
In the era of Big Data, no ambitious business can afford to live without a strategy for the acquisition, protection and exploitation of the data upon which it depends. The laws enabling data to be protected and exploited are...more
Most M&A transactions require parties to exchange at least some personal information, whether it is the seller's employee or customer personal information. Addressing privacy compliance at an early stage of the M&A...more
A Warning for Health Service Providers -
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has found that a suburban Melbourne medical practice has breached the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) by failing to take reasonable steps to secure...more
Outsourcing and the New Australian Privacy Law:
In a nutshell -
In Australia all APP Entities which collect, use or disclose Personal Information must, under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Act”), take reasonable steps...more
The recent decision of the European Court of Justice relating to Google and the "right to be forgotten", enabling citizens from the European Union to request search engines operating in Europe to delete, or not to show,...more
PRIVACY COMMISSIONER FINDS CUPID MEDIA IN BREACH -
Earlier last week the Australian Privacy Commissioner found that Cupid Media Pty Ltd (Cupid), the operator of over 35 niche online dating websites, failed to take...more
A series of high profile data breach incidents have brought into spotlight the increasing regularity and number of incidents, the significant costs associated with such incidents and the potential exposure of Boards of...more
Australia recently joined the growing ranks of countries that take privacy seriously - so seriously that a breach of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) can now result in a...more
In an age where the management of data is largely electronic, employers have a much greater opportunity to collect and retain vast amounts of information, much more than ever before. This information is useful to have on file...more
The changes to electronic communication introduced into the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (“ICA”) by the Insurance Contracts Amendment Act 2013 (“ICAA”) mean that insurers are now able to take advantage of the provisions of...more
Whether a start–up or a listed ASX company, your business opportunities are increasingly on–line and/or overseas. At last count over 80 countries have adopted data privacy laws and Australia’s new Australian Privacy...more
The new Australian Privacy Principles attempt to keep pace with changing technology, emerging privacy issues and developments in privacy law in Australia and internationally.
This "Toolbox" will help you prepare for...more
The changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the introduction of the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), significantly increase the obligations imposed on an offshore parent or related entity that collects or...more
In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the Privacy Commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual's privacy is...more
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more
Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review.
Mobile banking - supporting an innovative and secure...more
WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING?
Web–based email (such as Gmail and Hotmail) and social networking websites (such as Facebook) are perhaps the most ubiquitous examples of Cloud services.
However, Cloud services can be...more
Big Data has been dubbed by many as the "new economic asset" of our age and of potentially significant value to business.
Following the recent amendments to the Privacy Act and in anticipation of his new powers from 12...more
The handbook offers a quick overview of those aspects of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including:
- International data transfer restrictions
The value of data and databases to business is undeniable and continues to increase. As a result the laws which enable data to be protected and exploited are crucial to many industries, from horseracing to...more